SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – With freezing temperatures setting in the Ozarks this weekend, HVAC companies are seeing an increase in requests for service calls.
Techs say that in mild weather, people frequently ignore warning signs of their furnace, such as overheating or strange noises. These problems can turn into big problems when temperatures drop and these ovens are forced to work overtime.
Brett Callahan, head of HVAC services at Air Services, said they anticipate the increased call load ahead of the new year. Workers do things differently from what they would before a typical vacation weekend.
“Normally we send all of our guys home and have one working,” Callahan said. “We saw the forecast and we were like, ‘Uh oh. So we started making a few phone calls, and we currently have three people on our team who will be working throughout New Years. Then we will monitor the call volumes, and if these start to increase, we will start to attract more people.
Technicians say another reason not to wait to make a call is that it is still sometimes difficult to get spare parts. While supply chain delays aren’t as bad as they were earlier this year, some manufacturers are still having issues.
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